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Distributed Computing

Posted by MikeHaubrich on 29 Jan 2013 at 09:06 GMT

I was referred to this article by Dr. Mohammed Noor of Duke University for a class I am taking online in genetics and evolution, as further reading.

The question that came to me was whether a great deal of time can be saved in taking advantage of distributive computing by volunteers in order to perform calculations needed for these sorts of studies.

For example, I have participated in the "Folding@home" which is initiated by Stanford University in a project to determine the most likely proteome structures.

Do you think that this would help cut the costs and speed up analysis time?

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